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This Is 40 (2012)

 -  Comedy  -  21 December 2012 (USA)
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Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.

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Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40. But instead of celebrating, they're mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounding. Pete's record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. As Pete's 40th birthday party arrives, Pete and Debbie are going to have to rely on family, friends, employees, fitness trainers, aging rockers and ultimately each other to come to terms with life at age 40. Written by napierslogs

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The Sort-of Sequel to 'Knocked Up'

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Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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21 December 2012 (USA)  »

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This Is Forty  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,579,175 (USA) (21 December 2012)

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$67,523,385 (USA) (22 February 2013)
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Trivia

Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day makes a cameo in which he mentions that it's a pretty big deal when Glee buys a song. "Good Riddance" by Green Day was purchased by Glee but never aired. See more »

Goofs

Pete refuses to have sex with Debbie and she walks away barefoot, but the sounds of high heels clicking on the floor can be heard. See more »

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Jodi: [about Desi] Everything that comes out of her mouth is a lie. Everything that goes into her mouth is a dick.
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After the main credits roll, there's an extended alternate take of Catherine ad-libbing insults during the conversation with the Julie, Pete, and Debbie. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.57 (2012) See more »

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Where Them Girls At
Written by Jared Cotter, Flo Rida (as Tramar Dillard), Nicki Minaj (as Onika Maraj), Sandy Wilhelm, David Guetta, Juan Salinas, Oscar Salinas, Giorgio Tuinfort, and Michael Caren
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I gave it a 10 because I didn't think anyone else would.
6 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

First and foremost, this is the first movie I have seen in years that actually has something to do with my life. I read through the threads, and I wasn't surprised that people found it depressing. They were probably expecting to see Knocked Up or I Love You Man. It lacks the stoner cool single guys being all zany about porn. Instead the comedy comes from things that forty somethings deal with: mortgage, kids, hormones, diet, expectations, etc. I rarely get to see a movie about people my age or having problems and solutions that don't involve guns, drugs, superheroes, cartoon birds, and people who have 8 figure life styles without ever having a job. Okay, so he's a groovy record co. guy, and she has a chic boutique.... Definitely way more California than my life, but still it is pretty real to life. I will concede that there are some gags that don't quite work, but like I said: I'm stickin' up for this one because I think it is getting a bad rap based on expectations. Thanks to Judd Apatow for making a movie about life instead of (hip jobs aside) hyper-situational life.


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